Choosing a Degree Program

Which Valparaiso University MUSIC DEGREE PROGRAM is right for me


  • You want a solid well-rounded education with music as the focus.
  • You plan a career in a music related business (arts management, recording, publishing, music technology and retailing).
  • You are considering a second major or an emphasis in theatre.
  • You wish to major in another subject but seek a second major in music.
  • You plan to take an international semester or year.

If one or more of these describe you, the BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC program is a good choice for you.

 

  • You are already a strong performer and hope to perform professionally.
  • You have already begun to develop skills in composing.
  • You are considering graduate work in music after college.
  • You hope to become a professional church musician.
  • You hope to become a studio music teacher or a professor of music.

If one or more of these describe you, the BACHELOR OF MUSIC degree program is a good choice for you.


  • You are a good all-around musician.
  • You hope to teach music at the elementary or secondary levels.
  • You want a program that will certify you for employment.
  • You are interested in conducting as a form of performance.
  • You want both practical and artistic training in music.

If these describe you, the BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION degree program is a good choice for you.